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Aolani Yukie Silva is a Class of 2022 homeschooled high school graduate. She is your Miss Teen American Scholar 2022 and was honored to receive the B.R.A.V.E Founder's Award and a $500 scholarship this year! 


Aolani recently released an original song called "Tides" and is working on an album.  Some of her favorite accomplishments throughout her childhood would be winning Grand Champion for KZOO Radio AM 1210 at age 10 in 2014, in 2019, winning 1st Place Best Female Vocalist of the high school division and Overall Grand Champion for the Brown Bags To Stardom Statewide Finals, being the namesake of two restaurants that opened in 2020, during the pandemic in Kumamoto, Japan called "Aolani Diner" and "Aolani Parlor", and being able to have hosted her weekly "Aolani International Show" at Ala Moana's Shirokiya Japan Village Walk since the age of 14!


Aolani is so thankful to Miss American Scholar and B.R.A.V.E. for all the wonderful opportunities to serve her community and share positivity with everyone through her music! She is passionate about volunteering, educating, and inspiring people through sharing her rich cultural heritage to encourage people to embrace what makes them amazing! 

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